[Chatter] Of Potato Salad and Game GuidesThe Kickstarter project may have only gone live this evening, but I've been headed this way for a long, long while.
[Reviews] C Is for CorpseOne of the most satisfying mystery novels I've read in quite some time, but that's not a surprise, given the source.
Spenser investigates a missing woman with whom he has personal ties, and readers get to learn more about the history that makes the man.
Robert B. Parker was capable of producing a weaker than usual novel, just like any other writer, and my opinion of "Stardust" was that it represented just such an effort. "Pastime," I'm happy to report, improves on its predecessor. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a great Spenser novel, but it at least feels like a proper attempt at one.
Probably the least interesting or original Spenser novel in the series, at least up to this point.
"Stardust" is the seventeenth book in Robert B. Parker's series about a wisecracking Boston sleuth named Spenser. For several volumes, Parker had ensured that the people who could enjoy each new book about Spenser the most were the people who had read previous ones. Here, I feel like he has done the opposite, and I don't especially like it.
There's no mansion and there are no giggling blondes, but there's at least a passable mystery.
In a sexually charged world, the term "playmates," at least when capitalized, evokes images of Hugh Heffner in a robe, smoking a pipe while blonde beauties do their thing around him. It can mean other things too, of course, and that's the case in "Playmates," the sixteenth novel from Robert B. Parker to feature his popular private investigator, Spenser.
Bunny won't hop no more, after a bout with weedkiller. Can Jane Austen identify the murderer?
Jaine Austen is a fun heroine. I previously had read "Last Writes," which is the second book in author Laura Levin's series about the self-deprecating sleuth. Then last night, I finished reading "Death of A Trophy Wife (Jaine Austen Mysteries)," which is a much more recent effort. I'm pleased to say that my second exposure to the series was also (mostly) a treat.
                                                            
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